Nabriva Therapeutics Strengthens Board And Management Team

Charles Rowland joins Supervisory BoardDr Steven Gelone appointed Chief Development Officer

Nabriva Therapeutics AG, a biotechnology company focused on developing pleuromutilins, a new class of antibiotics for the treatment of serious infections caused by resistant gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens, today announced the appointment of Charles Rowland to the Nabriva Supervisory Board and Dr Steven Gelone to the position of Chief Development Officer and member of the Management Team.
Charles Rowland CPA, MBA, has over 30 years of diversified experience across a broad field of financial areas. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Inc., until its acquisition by Shire plc last year. Prior to joining ViroPharma in 2008, Mr. Rowland was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as the interim Co-Chief Executive Officer, for Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior roles include leadership positions at Biovail Corporation, Breakaway Technologies, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis AG and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Mr Rowland is a member of the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Bind Therapeutics, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and Vitae Pharmaceuticals. Previous board positions include Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr Rowland holds an M.B.A. with a finance concentration from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. He is a Board Member of the Philadelphia chapter of Financial Executives International.
Dr Steven Gelone Pharm D, has been involved in all stages of drug development and commercialization for 20 years. Most recently he served as Head of Clinical Research and Development at Spark Therapeutics and was Vice President of Development at ViroPharma Inc. (which was acquired by Shire plc in January 2014). Prior roles include leadership positions at GSK, Vicuron Pharmaceuticals and Temple University Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Dr Gelone holds a Bachelor of Sciences and a Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society for Microbiology and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.
Dr Denise Pollard-Knight, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nabriva, commented on the appointments: I am very pleased to welcome Charlie to our Board and Steven to our Management Team. Their expertise will be invaluable as we accelerate our programs. Charles’ financial expertise, combined with his understanding of the pharmaceutical sector, and Steven’s expertise in drug development and commercialization will bring further depth to Nabriva. We look forward to working with them."
Dr Colin Broom, Chief Executive Officer of Nabriva
, said: “Our objective is to establish a world-class development team in the Philadelphia area. We are delighted to welcome Charles and Steven to Nabriva. Their respective experience in strategic financial planning and product development will enhance our ability to address an area of significant unmet medical need by efficiently advancing our lead product, lefamulin, into late stage development and advancing our pipeline of Extended Spectrum Pleuromutilins (ESPs), which have expanded activity against additional gram-negative bacteria.”

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